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Remedial Massage Therapy - A Soothing and Beneficial Treatment 

Remedial massage therapy is an excellent treatment for a range of deep tissue and musculo-skeletal conditions. 
Everyone at some time has felt muscular discomfort and expressed the notion that they feel like their body is tied 
up in knots. This occurs when muscle fibres shorten and tighten due to excessive strain in a particular area, or the 
overuse of parts of the body not usually put under intense pressure. A good example is a sedentary worker who is 
given some unfamiliar manual tasks, or a person who rarely plays sport being asked to 'fill in' to make up the 

No obvious discomfort is felt at the time or even immediately after, but once the body has cooled down, the 
effects are felt, often quite dramatically. Stiffness and pain during movement or sore points being felt when sitting 
down or in particular positions are all the consequences of putting pressure on areas that are not used to it. This is 
not serious, of course, but as with most things, moderation is best at the beginning until the body becomes 
accustomed to this new movement. 

How Does Remedial Massage Help? 

In the meantime, remedial massage can relieve the immediate symptoms and provides some natural pain relief. It 
relaxes the entire body, can free up knotted areas, increases the range of motion and stimulates an overall feeling 
of wellness that is absolutely delightful. Undergoing a massage for the first time can be a little disconcerting as the 
patient may not know quite what to expect, but an experienced therapist will quickly put him or her at ease and 
explain the process. 

At Physio on Brunswick, our remedial massage therapists are available for individual consultation. Corporate 
clients can request that the therapist attend the workplace for an excellent and unique way of rewarding their 
people. A fifteen minute massage with a qualified therapist can lift the mood, relieve stress and boost productivity. 

The therapists are trained in a range of massage techniques, including hot rock massage. 

What Are The Effects On The Body? 

Remedial massage Brisbane therapy encourages the muscles to allow fresh, oxygenated blood to enter and flush 
out any toxins that have built up. This strengthens the immune system and improves energy levels. A whole-of- 
body massage to some people may seem unnecessary if there is only one area that is causing a problem. However, 
the body operates best when it is an integrated system with everything working together as it should. 

The firm, gentle pressure exerted by the therapist relaxes each area which decreases the tightening effect it has 
had on the next area until the whole musculo-skeletal system is functioning as one unit. This is especially helpful in 
treating neck and back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, tension headaches and the number one modern culprit - 
stress. Physio on Brunswick is a premium provider of therapies to relieve stress, as it is recognised as the cause of 
much of the illness we experience today. 

No one needs to suffer pain and discomfort when a session with a remedial massage therapist can provide such 
far-reaching health benefits. With many health fund providers recognising these benefits and providing rebates to 
their members, the financial constraints are also alleviated. Information about health fund providers is on their 
website so check them out and make an appointment.